Monday, January 28, 2008

Bozell the clown

Keith Olbermann has named Brent Bozell "Worst Person in the World" several times. And he just might be. He might not be. I haven't seen all the data.

But Bozell didn't help his cause during his recent talk at the National Press Club in Washington DC where he was promoting his book Whitewash: What the Media Won't Tell You About Hillary Clinton, But Conservatives Will (broadcast by C-SPAN2). The corpse of the following topic was introduced by an audience member but Bozell was all too happy to help disinter it for blatantly obvious political interests.

Making me lean towards a vote in favor of the title: his comment regarding Juanita Broaddrick's allegations (made almost a decade ago) against Bill Clinton.

"It went beyond rape. It went to a level of violent rape that is ghastly."

I hope he would revise this if given a chance. As it stands the statement implies that the word rape does not always entail a violent and ghastly crime.


1 comment:

  1. We do seem to make a distinction between garden variety murders and those of a more horrifying ilk, though, don't we? Gunshot to the head versus gradual disembowling, for example?

    But obviously: good point.


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